Guys, it’s only the most important question you’ll ever ask. Do it right, and you’ll be a knight in shining armor to her friends, family, and every stranger she stops in the street to tell about it. Do it wrong, and well, you won’t be.
That being said, relax. Despite all the great statistics we’ve packed into this infographic, the two most important numbers to keep in mind as you prepare are: one hundred percent of men know as little as you do when it comes to proposing, and one hundred percent of women care most that—whatever you choose—it comes from the heart.
The following comes from surveys completed by more than 10,000 brides and grooms who were engaged during 2012 or 2013. The infographic covers what happened every step of the way, from brainstorming about the ring to popping the question. Hopefully, it will give you a feel for how most couples go about it, so you can decide what fits your style best. Congratulations on making it this far!